Archeologists Discover 5,800-Year-Old Couple Who Died Spooning

by Gillian Fuller

True love, they say, is eternal. It never dies or falters.

Judging by a recent discovery made by Greek archeologists, there's truth to this romantic theory.

While on a dig in the Aleoptrypa in Diros, Greece, archeologists discovered a pair of skeletons, one male and one female, buried together in the spooning position.

The cave was originally discovered in 1958, and was likely used as a cemetery between the years 6000 and 3200 BC — making the skeletons around 5,800 years old.

Tests confirmed that the couple was in their 20s and likely died after a powerful earthquake collapsed on the cave they were found in, in 3200 BC.

The Greek Culture Ministry released a statement about the archeologists findings saying,

We can safely assume that this area operated in the collective memory of these groups as a place to deposit their dead over thousands of years.

Since archeologists began working at the site, they've uncovered dozens of human remains. However, this sort of double burial is extremely rare.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is what true love looks like.

See a picture of the lovers' grave, below.

Citations: Greek Archeologists Find Couple Who Died Spooning 5800 Years Ago (Buzzfeed)